April 12, 2024

Pentagon: Austin Takes Responsibility, We’ve Given Many Details About ‘Deeply Personal Issue’

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Pentagon Press Secretary Maj. Gen. Patrick Ryder stated that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin takes complete responsibility for the failure to inform people of his absence and “this is a deeply personal issue and we provided a lot of details in terms of the procedure that he underwent after

Pentagon: We Waited to Strike Houthis Because Yesterday Was When We ‘Felt the Most Comfortable’ It Would Work

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh said that the U.S. waited until now to strike the Houthis because “last night’s strike is when we felt the most comfortable that we would be able to effectively disrupt and degrade Houthi capabilities” that are targeting ships in the Red Sea.

Pentagon Reveals Defense Secretary LLoyd Austin Was Admitted to Hospital on New Year’s Day

The Pentagon on Friday evening revealed that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was admitted to the hospital four days earlier, on New Year’s Day, January 1. He was admitted to the hospital following “complications” after a “recent elective medical procedure,” according to a statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder. The statement did not say

Pentagon on Biden Not Knowing Austin Was Out: They Talk a Lot, It Was ‘a Holiday Period’

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh responded to questions on why President Joe Biden didn’t know about Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s absence since the two should talk frequently by stating that they “do speak quite often. Again, we’re coming off of a holiday period. They are in

Pentagon looking to develop ‘fleet’ of AI drones, systems to combat China: report

The Pentagon has started to assess the possibility of developing an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered fleet of drones and autonomous systems that officials argue will allow the U.S. to compete with and counter threats from China.  “We’re not at war. We are not seeking to be at war, but we have to be able to get […]

Afghanistan Gold Star Mom: I Don’t Believe Pentagon on Kabul Attack, They’ve Misled Us

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” Alicia Lopez, whose son, Corporal Hunter Lopez, was killed in the 2021 Kabul airport attack, reacted to a Pentagon statement on the ability to prevent the Kabul attack by stating that “if their statement that they released today is anything like the DOD report that we received at

Banks, Rubio introducing blanket ban on Pentagon funding for schools hosting CCP-tied Confucius Institutes

EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are introducing legislation that would close what they describe as loopholes in the Biden administration’s guidance that still allows Department of Defense (DOD) funding to go to universities with Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-linked Confucius Institutes.  The No Federal Funding for CCP Spying and Persuasion in […]

Oops: $3 Billion Pentagon Accounting Error Means More Arms for Ukraine

What’s a lazy couple of billion in U.S. taxpayer dollars when there’s a war in Eastern Europe to fight? That question was answered Thursday when the Defense Department revealed it can send more weapons to Ukraine without Congress spending approval after the Pentagon overestimated the value of the arms it has already sent Kyiv by some $3

‘I Hire For Diversity’: Pentagon Nominees Blocked By GOP Senator Are Pushing Left-Wing Initiatives To Reshape Military

Several of the military officers whose promotions are held up due to a senator’s fight with the Pentagon have supported left-wing cultural stances and diversity initiatives, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation review of social media posts, Pentagon materials and public footage. Republican Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville has single-handedly blocked numerous officers’ confirmations in

Dem Rep. Torres: Pentagon Leak Is a Reminder China Is the Biggest Strategic Challenge

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) stated that the leak of classified documents are “a reminder that China represents the single greatest strategic challenge to the United States.” Host Bret Baier asked, [relevant exchange begins around 2:10] “Congressman Torres, one of the reasons I brought you all together

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Air National Guardsman Accused of Leaking Pentagon Secrets

A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guardsman who is accused of leaking highly classified Department of Defense secrets on the social media site Discord. Teixeira, who holds the rank of Airman First Class and was part of the 102nd Intelligence Wing of the Air National Guard, was

Pentagon leak suspect searched ‘leak’ on classified network after story broke: FBI

The suspect facing charges of leaking U.S. military intelligence documents searched classified intelligence reporting for the word “leak” after the story broke. Jack Teixeira, the 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guardsman accused of leaking documents the Department of Defense says contain “sensitive and highly-classified material,” was charged Friday with unauthorized retention and transmission of national defense […]

Pentagon Investigating Alleged Leak of Classified Documents About Ukraine War Effort

Alexey Furman/Getty Images The Pentagon is investigating the alleged leak of classified U.S. documents about Ukraine’s war effort and military strength, a spokesperson confirmed on Friday. These leaked documents purport to show sensitive information about the United States and NATO’s support for Ukraine’s fight against Russia. Pentagon deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh did not comment

8 Senators Urge Pentagon to ‘Take a Hard Look’ at Sending Ukraine F-16s: Could Be ‘Game Changer’

A bipartisan group of senators called on the Pentagon on Tuesday to “take a hard look” at sending advanced U.S. fighter jets to Ukraine to aid the country in its war with Russia. The group of eight senators, led by Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), wrote in a letter to Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin

Biden Pentagon Leaders Defend Using Taxpayer Money for Abortion Travel

Evan Vucci/AP The Biden Pentagon on Thursday defended its recently-established policy to use American taxpayer money to pay for troops’ travel and accommodations when seeking abortions, in response to Republican arguments that it violates the Hyde Amendment. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin argued during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that the policy, which was put

Pentagon ‘Not Currently Pursuing’ Back Pay for Troops Discharged over Vaccine Mandate

The Pentagon said Tuesday it is not pursuing back pay for service members who were discharged from the military for not complying with the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for the military. “Right now, we are not currently pursuing back-pay to service members who were dismissed for refusing to take the COVID vaccination,” Pentagon Press Secretary

Exclusive: Chip Roy Introduces Bill to Eliminate Chief Diversity Officers and Advisors at the Pentagon

Exclusive: Chip Roy Introduces Bill to Eliminate Chief Diversity Officers and Advisors at the Pentagon Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) has introduced a bill that would eliminate the positions of Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion at the Pentagon or any other similar position, Breitbart News can exclusively reveal.

Pentagon: Another Chinese Spy Balloon Flying over Latin America

The Pentagon on Friday evening announced that another Chinese spy balloon had been identified and is flying over Latin America. “We are seeing reports of a balloon transiting Latin America. We now assess it is another Chinese surveillance balloon,” Pentagon spokesperson Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said. New: Pentagon says another Chinese spy balloon is currently

Fall of Ukrainian city of Bakhmut would not mean a strategic win for Russia: Pentagon

The fight for Bakhmut has been raging for months but, according to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, a Russian victory over the Donetsk city would not prove all that strategically advantageous for Moscow.  “I think it is more of a symbolic value than it is strategic and operational value,” Austin told reporters from Jordan Monday. […]

Pentagon Chief Downplays Chances of Military Victory for Ukraine

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has downplayed the chances of a military victory for Ukraine, saying the war would likely end with negotiations. In an interview with CNN taped on Thursday, Austin was asked, “Do you still ultimately think Ukraine can win this?” Austin did not say “yes,” but instead said, “Ukraine’s goal is to take

Pentagon: Leaders Will Look into Making COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory if Approved by FDA

The Pentagon said Tuesday the department’s leaders will look into making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory once they are approved by the Food and Drug Administration. “Should the FDA approve it then I am certain Pentagon leadership will take a look at what our options are going forward, including the potential options of making it mandatory. But…

Biden Administration Official: Pentagon Is Working ‘Quite Hard’ to Define Extremism

The Defense Department does not yet have a definition of what “extremism” is but is working “quite hard” to define it, according to senior Biden administration officials this week. The Biden administration on Tuesday unveiled a 32-page summary of its national strategy for countering domestic terrorism,  broadly outlining some things the government would do, including the…

Pentagon Defends Diversity and Inclusion Efforts: ‘No Apologies Whatsoever’

The Pentagon on Tuesday defended the department’s diversity and inclusion efforts rolled out during the Biden administration, characterizing it as a matter of defending the nation. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said during a press briefing Tuesday that what the department is “really focused on” is defending the nation. “That means putting in place the…

FNC’s Carlson: Pentagon Is Prioritizing Purging Space Force Ranks over Possible Unknown Space Threat

Monday, FNC host Tucker Carlson opened his program questioning the military’s response to the unknown space threats reported in various media outlets in recent days, noting the dismissal of  Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier.Lohmeier was removed from his post as commander of 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, CO, after discussing his new book…

Pentagon Chief Believes Military Leaders Should Make Diversity a ‘Personal Commitment’

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is “concerned” about the lack of diversity among the senior ranks of the military and believes leaders should make a concerted effort to change it, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said Wednesday. “He’s certainly concerned about the diversity at the senior levels of the department. And this is not just senior…

Tucker Carlson Mocks Pentagon: ‘If The Woke Generals Treat Us Like They’ve Treated The Taliban, We’ll Be Fine’

March 12, 2021 11:26 PM ET Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson hit back at the “woke generals” Friday after receiving criticism for his comments on President Joe Biden’s changes to the U.S. military. During his broadcast of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson took a few moments to talk about his experience being…

Joe Biden Nominates Three Former Obama Administration Officials to Serve in Top Pentagon Positions

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday announced he has nominated three former senior Obama administration officials for top positions at the Pentagon, prompting praise from the foreign policy establishment. “Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced his nomination of Dr. Kathleen Hicks as the Deputy Secretary of Defense and Dr. Colin Kahl as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy,”…

Pentagon Fires Back at Joe Biden: ‘DOD Has Been Completely Transparent’

The Pentagon responded to President-elect Joe Biden’s accusations that its leadership has been obstructing the transition process and has not been transparent with budget planning. Biden said during remarks Monday that his transition team at the Pentagon has “encountered obstruction” from the political leadership and that it needed “full visibility into the budget planning process…

Biden’s Pentagon Pick Lloyd Austin Was Accused Of Downplaying ISIS Threat

President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Defense reportedly predicted in 2014 that ISIS, the Islamic terror group, would be a “flash in the pan.” Retired Gen. Lloyd Austin, who Biden announced as his Pentagon choice Tuesday, was also accused of portraying a “rosier” picture of the U.S. fight against ISIS.  Austin vehemently…

Pentagon Refutes Report Claiming Chief of Staff Kash Patel Is Blocking Biden Team from Accessing DOD Officials

The Pentagon over the weekend shot down an NBC News report that claimed Defense Secretary Chief of Staff Kash Patel has been blocking the Biden transition team from requested access to Pentagon officials and documents. NBC News reported Friday that Patel was “blocking some career officials and experts from giving information about key defense issues to…

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